Stewart Indian School
Stewart Indian School Overview
The controversial school was operated by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and provided vocational training and academic education for American Indian students from throughout the West for nearly a century.
- Native American
Nevada Historical Marker Number
Stewart Indian School is Nevada Historical Marker #91.
Carson City is home to 26 Nevada State Historical Markers and the links to each are below for you to research to see if you want to add to your exploration list.
- #1 Empire and the Carson River Mills
- #25 Nevada’s Capitol
- #44 Carson City
- #70 Bliss Mansion
- #71 Methodist Church of Carson City
- #72 Nevada State Children’s Home
- #75 Federal Government Building (1888- 1970)
- #76 Eagle Valley
- #77 Dat-So-La-Lee
- #78 Orion Clemens Home
- #91 Stewart Indian School
- #134 Trans-Sierran Pioneer Flight
- #175 Stewart – Nye Residence
- #179 First Air Flight Over Nevada
- #180 The Warm Springs Hotel and Nevada State Prison
- #181 Washoe Indians
- #193 Historic Flume and Lumberyard
- #194 Gardner’s Ranch
- #196 The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada
- #213 Lakeview
- #235 Camp Nye
- #243 Corbett-Fitzsimmon Fight
- #250 State Printing Building
- #252 Rinckel Mansion
- #258 Charles W. Friend House, Observatory & Weather Station
- #259 The Governor’s Mansion
Click here to view the full list of Nevada State Historical Markers.
Nevada Historical Marker Transcription
Originally known as the Carson Indian Training School, Stewart Indian School was operated by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to provide vocational training and academic education for American Indian students from throughout the West for nearly a century.
W.D.C. Gibson, the first superintendent, renamed the boarding school in honor of U.S. Senator William Morris Stewart of Nevada. Stewart was the principal figure in obtaining congressional authorization and funding for the institution.
In the early 1920s Superintendent Frederick Snyder initiated a building program at the school.
Students worked with stone masons, some from the Hopi Tribe, to construct the distinctive stone structures that still grace this campus, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
STATE HISTORICAL MARKER NO. 91
STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
CARSON CITY HISTORICAL COMMISSION
VICTOR O. GOODWIN
Stewart Indian School